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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
candidates. joe biden to lift democrats after a rough week. paul ryan to build on mitt romney's momentum. senior white house correspondent bill plante has more on that. bill, good evening. >> good evening, jeff, you know, the vice presidential debate is normally a kind of sideshow but this year it has the potential to be a major event. not only because the president didn't do very well in his debate last week, but also because of the contrast between the two candidates. >> it's biden versus ryan. >> oh, yeah, i better get ready for that. >> age -- >> this is deadly earnest. >> veruous youth. a great society liberal. >> yes, we're going to ask the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: versus the tea party conservative. >> at a time when we have a jobs crisis in america, wouldn't it be nice to have a job creator in the white house? >> reporter: biden became a u.s. senator when ryan turned three. and ran for president twice. he's been on many debate stages before. >> there's nothing like standing up before 20, 30, 40, 50, 70 million people. >> reporter: but bidesen also a nonstop talker prone t
Oct 11, 2012 6:30pm EDT
romney was widely perceived to have won. ryan's job is to keep romney's momentum rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the margin of error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate isality centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford are there. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scorkt the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after self days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him told us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the strategy as raise the stakes and thails the vice president is very well aware he needs to have a better night than the president did. you recall when the president was preparing for his own debate, he called it a drag. well, the campaign is making it very clear that the vice president enjoyed his preparation, enjoys debating. they even released the vice president and what we le
Oct 15, 2012 6:30pm EDT
cost the federal budget $480 billion a year, roughly $5 trillion over ten years. but romney and his running mate paul ryan say they will offset those costs by reducing tax deductions. they won't say which ones-- that's to be worked out with congress-- but they promise they will only target the rich. >> deny those loopholes and deductions to higher income taxpayers so more of their income is taxed, which has a broader base of taxation so we can lower tax rates across the board. >> reporter: in theory, there is plenty of money in tax deductions, $1.1 trillion a year. but the most valuable deductions don't just benefit the rich. the tax-free benefit workers receive when employers pay for health insurance. the tax deduction for mortgage interest. and the tax-free contributions workers make to 401(k) pensions are all heavily used by both the rich and middle-class and are all politically popular. do the details matter? maya macguineas says until romney releases more details it's not clear if he can pay for the tax cut. >> the question is can you do it without going into the middle-class a
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